ENCINO Rams cornerback Troy Hill, a major contributor this season, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a freeway auto collision.
Appearing in all nine games for the Rams and starting four of them, Hill's stock was rising in that staunch Rams defense.
Hill's Mercedes rear-ended a big rig, police said.
The Rams acknowledged an "incident" involving Hill in a brief statement, but called it an "ongoing legal matter" and provided no more details.
Hill, 25, crashed his white Mercedes-Benz into the back of a big rig on the westbound Ventura Freeway near Haskell Avenue just west of the 101-405 freeway interchange, according to a release from the California Highway Patrol. He has a preliminary court date December 14. Hill, a part-time starter this season, now will miss that game and will be put on the inactive list.
Hill, a second-year player out of OR, has 38 tackles in nine games, including four starts.
Hill also was arrested in December 2013 after a domestic violence incident during his collegiate career at Oregon. Hill, according to a TMZ report, swerved through multiple lanes of traffic on a Los Angeles freeway around 8am Saturday morning. Hill later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of menacing and received 36 months of probation.